Low Carb Refried Beans Recipe with Bacon (2024)

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These low carb refried beans are made with canned black soy beans. Use as a low carb substitute for refried beans in all your favorite recipes.

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When I found out my regular grocery store carries Eden black soy beans in the Natural Foods section, I grabbed a bunch to try out some recipes. For my first experiment, I wanted to see how theytaste mashed and fried.

I came up with a low carb refried black beans that could be used in various Mexican dishes. I found a recipe at Low Carb Luxury for Refried Black Soy Beans.

Of course, I had to modify the original low carb refried beans recipea little. I did like the addition of bacon because it gave a really nice flavor to the soy beans. In fact, I think I'll add more bacon next time.

I simplified the original recipe because I like to make my cooking as easy as possible. There were a lot more steps in Lora's recipe.

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You'll love how easy it is to make these low carb refried beans. Other than cooking the bacon, the ingredients can all be processed together before frying in the skillet.

I bet this mix would be perfect served on low carb nachos made with cheese crisps. I'm dreaming up a low carb Mexican night full of ideas.

There are some who refrain from eating any soy. However, my Asian relatives don't seem to be affected by it. And, I'm sure it's okay in moderation.

Plus, black soy beans are the only low carb beans I have found. You can use them in place of any high carb bean in your recipes. They are very popular for low carb chili.

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These low carb refried beans would also taste great with cheese rolled into a carb conscious tortilla to make a burrito. They could be served plain or topped with cheese.

Theycan also be used to make a layered tortilla chip dip. In fact, I have made a low carb Layered Mexican Dip. I know you will enjoy this if you are a fan of Mexican food.

So, go ahead and give black soy bean a try. And, be sure to add additional bacon. Personally, I think more is always better when it comes to bacon.

Do you have a favorite Mexican dish? Changes are, it can probably be turned into a healthier low carb version.

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Low Carb Refried Black Soy Beans

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These low carb refried black beans are made with canned black soy beans. Use as a low carb substitute for refried beans in all your favorite recipes.

Prep Time:5 minutes mins

Cook Time:10 minutes mins

Total Time:15 minutes mins

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: Mexican

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Servings: 4 people

Calories: 303



  • 30 ounces black soy beans canned
  • 6 slices no sugar bacon cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut or almond milk

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More bacon always adds more flavor

The label on Eden black soy beans has changed due to new FDA labeling laws. As noted in the comments, the soybeans now show 5 grams of net carbs per ½ cup serving instead of 1 gram of carbs (one half-cup serving is now listed as 11 grams of carbs and 6 grams of fiber).

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Calories: 303 | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 818mg | Potassium: 413mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1000IU | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 4.1mg

Additional Info

Net Carbs: 2g | % Carbs: 2.9% | % Protein: 32.9% | % Fat: 64.3% | SmartPoints: 9

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  1. Laura A. Barber

    Low Carb Refried Beans Recipe with Bacon (7)
    I called Eden foods to check the carb discrepancy, since Amazon is selling the "old" label beans. Still - so much better in carb count than regular black beans! Good recipe!


  2. Robin Cantrell

    What did I do wrong? I followed your recipe and the result was odd. Did not look at all like refried beans nor taste like them. I knew my husband would never eat. They looked like nuts had been ground up in them. They looked better before using the blender. Not a great experience.


    • Lisa MarcAurele

      Were the black soy beans in the can soft? They should be soft enough to mash easily. If not, you'll have to cook them first.


      • Robin Cantrell

        Yes they were cooked a very long time. I tried again on June 5, 2022. Same result. I actually did dried ones as our stores don't carry canned ones but I rinsed, soaked, and cooked forever. Same mess. Sorry

      • Lisa MarcAurele

        The recipe is made using canned black soy beans. I have never used dried ones. That is likely the issue.

  3. A Magical Life

    Just a heads up, Eden recently changed their labels to say that their black soybeans are 5 grams of net carbs per 1/2 cup serving instead of 1 gram of carbs (one half-cup serving is now listed as 11 grams of carbs and 6 grams of fiber). The company says they have not changed their recipe but that the FDA changed labeling laws. The numbers listed online are from their original labels (even the FDA says they use numbers provided by manufacturers). One can of Eden organic black soybeans used to be 3 net carbs according to their label, and now their label says it's 18 net grams of carbs.


    • steve

      Low Carb Refried Beans Recipe with Bacon (8)
      Dang that crazy... i just checked the labels of my Eden Black beans and the label has changed as you said. yikes


      • Lisa MarcAurele

        I may have to rework the recipe using a keto-friendly vegetable instead.

  4. Kendra

    I’m dying to try these but having the hardest tome finding black soybeans, where do you buy?


    • Lisa MarcAurele

      I find them at a local grocery store, but if no stores in your area carry it, there are a lot of online retailers like Amazon, Vitacost, and Netrition that carry it.


  5. linda

    I have bought fairly large bags of uncooked black soybeans at a Vietnamese grocery store near me... more economical than the canned!!


    • Lisa MarcAurele

      Great deal on those! There are a lot of great deals at Asian markets!


    • Sherry Campbell

      Low Carb Refried Beans Recipe with Bacon (9)
      So delicious I could eat them right from the pan! Perfect with (or in) burritos, tacos, etc.


  6. Sherry

    Low Carb Refried Beans Recipe with Bacon (10)
    I'm afraid I'm going to taste test the whole durn pan before these refried beans make it into the burritos I'm making for dinner. The smokiness of the bacon is the perfect addition to this recipe.

    I've been using black soybeans for a while now but this is a new application for me. Thank you!


    • Lisa MarcAurele

      To be honest, I almost forgot I had this recipe until your comment popped up. The black soy beans are the best when you are craving beans on low carb.


    • Luisa Conci

      Low Carb Refried Beans Recipe with Bacon (11)
      Really good ????. Next time I might add some cumin, but it’s great as is. Thanks for sharing your recipe.


  7. Emily Kemp

    Low Carb Refried Beans Recipe with Bacon (12)
    Love how easy this is, looks delicious!


  8. Shae Thompson

    How much is each serving is it the whole batch for 11g carbs ?


    • Lisa

      It's 11g carbs and 9g fiber per serving which is only 2g net carbs per serving when you subtract the fiber.


      • Frederick boczarski

        The low carb refried beans sound great and with carbs so low can't wait to try

  9. Marlys Unrau

    I always use cream....really does make them creamier. I would like to know how many servings this makes?


    • Lisa

      I got 4 large servings.


  10. Ira Weiss

    I'm curious why you decided to use almond or coconut milk as opposed to water or stock?


    • Lisa

      It gives it a creamier taste. You can use either water or stock if you prefer.


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